newly finished fire bowl with acid patina
Fire bowl in fully oxidized state
Fire bowl in action

The Limekiln Fire Bowl, inspired by the Big Sur coastline, embodies the rugged yet refined aesthetic of both this region’s geography and culture. lt’s design pays tribute to the bold aesthetic of Big Sur’s artistic legacy–exemplified most notably in its architectural and sculptural offerings. Through the use of unfinished raw materials and unadorned industrial construction methods, a contrasting yet harmonious result is achieved–that of the union of man within nature. The tradition of gathering around the outdoor fire pit has always played a pivotal role in the Big Sur lifestyle, whether it be at one of its storied institutions or within one of its many beautiful campgrounds. The fire bowl draws its name from the towering rusted steel lime kilns that are nested deep within the Redwoods of Limekiln State Park. Relics left over from the nascent industry of the region at the turn of the twentieth century, they have long since become part of the surrounding natural landscape embodying the spirit of the Limekiln Fire Bowl.

Designed by Bret Vanderhyden and Joe Shelton at Shelton Studios in Santa Barbara, California

Size: 35″ x 30″ x 12″

Weight: 33lbs.

Materials: 14 Gauge Steel with Acid Patina